Saturday, August 18, 2012

Self-Incarcerated!!


Blogging Friends.... This post was supposed to be "published" yesterday night. But, alas, I was exhausted!! I could hardly keep my eyes open, much less hear myself think!! Sigh.... Oh well, here it is now!!    

Consequences. We all have to face them from time to time. Because, there will be consequences for our actions. It never fails!! These consequences can be resulted from some colossal form of bad behavior. Or nothing smaller than childish disobedience. We screw up. Participate in something that is wrong. And then we pay the consequences. Every time. For nobody is perfect.... Right? Not even canines. Two mornings ago, I was taking a quick shower. As soon as I'd finished, I immediately observed that Rose was missing!! Uh-oh. Don't panic. I'll find her. She's around here somewhere!! My bed? No. The great room? No. Mom and Dad's bedroom? No. Outside? Not likely. Then, somebody considered Uncle Michael's bedroom. The door was closed. She turned its knob. Standing there on the other side, waiting--patiently--yet looking rather co nfused, was Rose!! Poor girl? Well.... Consider the believable facts in how Rose got locked behind that wooden hollow bedroom door. It was not because somebody accidently closed it on her. Uh-uh. Rose's black nostrils detected something, something tempting, something of bread "crusts" and butter. She is my "food lovin'" Beagle cross, after all!! And nobody was watching that hound!! Rose wandered freely toward Uncle Michael's bedroom, where, placed upon his couch, lie her "treasure"!! Why not go after it? I am continuously scolding Rose for licking Uncle Michael's plate clean. Will she ever learn? Answer: Never!! However, the other morning presented a rather unique challenge!! We have been experiencing some high outside temperatures. So, Uncle Michael's window was open with his blue fan on full blast. And the air current sucked that door closed!! With a loud slam!! I can only imagine Rose's reaction during that moment in time. Her facial features are so expressive!! Front legs propped up on Uncle Michael's couch, teeth chewing those toast "crusts", jaws working away, when the door slammed closed!! I imagine that her brown velvet-soft ears perked, and forehead furrowed. She had reached the point of zero return.... There was no going back. No going back. Her "bad dog" behavior was reaping its consequences!! And, as resulted, she had become self-incarcerated!! Really?! Fortunately, I arrived just in the nick of time to rescue my little girl!! Or.... Bail her out!! The following morning, Rose was caught--"red pawed"--licking Uncle Michael's plate clean!! Again. What am I going to do with her....?


20 comments:

Finn said...

Aw, must have been something really smellfully delicious to go in there! I am sure she won't head in there again. Unless,s he smells something delicious again!

Molly The Wally said...

You gotta take every opportunity when there is food about. Well done Rose and at least you had the toast for company. Have a great Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Well. I guess I forgot to elaborate on the fact that when Rose did steal some of Uncle Michael's "crusts", it was in his bedroom!! Oops. Curse my short-term memory loss!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Rose here. Mama says that I should thank you for the comment. So, here goes. Thank-you!! ;op
"You gotta take every opportunity when there is food about.". That's right!! It's what I have been telling Mama for years!! But will she listen? No.... Mama says that "human food" is "bad for me"!! Grrrr!! ;op

scotsmad said...

She knew to wait patiently and you'd come to the rescue.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment!!
That was a good thing too. Because, whenever Rose loses impatience while locked up, she also loses her sanity and leave a nasty surprise. Called poop!! ;op

Ruby said...

Can't say I blame her- I tend to follow my nose too! Between your "walk" with Michael on Sunday and Rose self-incarcerating herself, you two have had quite a week!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

They talk about cats and curiosity but I'm sure dogs are equally nosey!
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment!!
So do I!! It is part of the "Sherlock Holmes" within me!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;)
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It was not a "walk", and you know that!! We got lost!! What a week, indeed!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Oh, dogs can be curious and nosey, alright!! Especially hounds!! I know that Rose is!! ;op

chicamom85 said...

Rose, I am glad you are ok, I would have been pretty scared if that door shut me in there. I don't blame you for going after the food though, who of us could resist?

Loveys Sasha

Raelyn said...

Sasha....
Rose here. Mama says that I should thank you for the comment. Here goes. Thank-you!! ;op
Nah, I was not scared. I knew that somebody would notice my absence.... And Mama did!! ;op
I know, right? Food is so tempting!! BOL!! ;op

Remington said...

WOWZERS! You had quite the week, my friend!

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yeah!! Sunday, my brother and I got lost, in an unfamiliar city neighborhood, on foot, during scorching hot temperatures. Then, Thursday, Rose incarcerated herself!! Really?! Quite the week, indeed!! ;op

Alison said...

Rose is so sneaky. Though I can't really blame her, since us humans have the best foods. hehehe

Raelyn said...

Alison....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Sneaky". Yep, that describes my Rose, alright!! She is kind of like her Mama.... Sneaky and mysterious!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Suka said...

Rose, you are my kind of dog! The nose knows!! Where there is food, there is my tummy, and it seems you follow the same rule. Good job! Just sorry you got caught "red pawed" the next day. Ouch. Oh well, you took a chance!

Great story! Keep up the good work!

Suka and K

P.S. Thank you for your continued well wishes for me to heal. It means a lot and I appreciate it!

Raelyn said...

Suka and K....
Rose here. Mama says that I should thank you for the comment. Here goes. Thank-you!! ;op
"The nose knows"!! I love that!! BOL!! ;op
Where there is food, there is my tummy". I love your thinking, Suka!! ;op

Berts Blog said...

I'm with Molly, you gotta take advantage of every chance at tasties that you can get.

Bert

PS, this is the fourth time I have tried to send this. that stupid "guess what I have written block below is driving me crazy.

Raelyn said...

Bert....
Thanks for the comment!!
"You gotta take advantage of every chance at tasties that you can get.". Okay, okay!! I am the "bad guy" for trying to keep "human" food away from Rose!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;)
Sorry about the verification code issue. It can be terribly inconvenient at times!! Thank-you for your effort in sending this comment!! I truly appreciated it!! ;op